• Tahsin Çolak

Turk J Colorectal Dis 2020;30(1):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to be with you in a new spring. What happened in the past three months, what innovations have evolved! I would like to enlighten you a bit about this.

First of all, the usual selection of TSCRS, which I invited you in the previous issue, was realized. The precious Sökmen, Sungurtekin, Yamaner, Hamzaoğlu and Leventoğlu, who completed their duties, handed over the flag to Kuzu, Terzi, Baca, Öztürk and Sücüllü in this election. The others, Karakayalı, Öncel, and me, continue our duty. Congratulations to the new TSCRS Board of Directors.

In this period, we decided to make some changes in our journal strategy that will take our journal further. First of all, we aimed to have a closer contact with the Colorectal Surgeons in neighboring countries in order to increase the journal’s worldwide recognition and number of citations. In addition, we aim to have a closer contact, especially with Central Asia and the Far East. This will cause our citation index to increase.

Moreover, our articles and reviewership requests from world-renowned people who are considered as “authority” in their fields received positive responses. This is a very important development for us.

Another pleasing development was the news that our journal was accepted to the EMBASE index. Thus, we have reached all of the journal’s short-term goals. I would also like to inform you that we are on the verge of entering the “PupMed” index, which is one of our aims in the medium term.

Besides that, in this issue, you will read a very important review of an authority. I strongly recommend you read the article of Prof Sugarbaker, examining the results of HIPEC and Cytoreductive treatment strategy in advanced colon cancer. We also included many research articles and case reports that will attract your attention. We hope it will be useful.

Finally, the Spring Symposium, one of the most important events of TSCRS, will be held this year between 13 and 15 March at İzmir Wyndham Hotel. In this symposium, it was aimed to discuss difficult and complicated cases that were not particularly discussed. At the same time, I recommend you come to this symposium where I am the co-president.

Hope to meet again in the next issue…

Prof. Dr Tahsin Çolak
Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of TJCD